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Dec 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
the total ecosystem. in early 1963, the cbs television network today program about "silent spring." they interviewed rachel carson and her critics who allegiance. he was embroiled in a huge controversy surrounding "silent spring," which had been attacked viciously by the chemical industry, which they were protecting their interests of course, but there was also an argument offered that carson had proposed in "silent spring" was in some way fundamentally un-american. because what she was asking the country to do was to take a look at an economically important class of products, determine whether they presented a danger to the public. and if so, to extend the reach of government into the private sector to regulate them and do something about it. of course that is not an unfamiliar argument. if you listen to the debate later tonight you can hear the same thing still going unto this day. when president kennedy was going to do something about pesticides, he actually meant it. he appointed a presidential commission a day after the press conference and i showed you in the beginning of th
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